Cellar Door Skeptics 154: A Trail of Tear Gas

Cellar Door Skeptics starts the show off talking about their Thanksgiving experiences and if the politics divided their dinner tables this year. They also talked about their charity of the week BeNice. Mental health is the main focus for this program as it works to educate schools on bullying and techniques to help schools better cope with the issues that are affecting students now a days. Their science segment this week looks at Plants and Ants, which came first and how evolution played a role between species that are not able to breed. The political segment this week talks about Trump’s desire to take control of the military troops to “protect” the border without running afoul of Congress. He has authorized “Force” for the troops to deter individuals seeking asylum. The duo looks at what legal asylum is and if Trump is violating the law. They also examine the border spectrum to determine what the long game that Trump is trying to play. The show ends as usual with the Quick Saves of the week.

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Links
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Local Charity of the Week: The Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan
https://www.benice.org/
https://www.givegr.org/donate
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Science Segment: Plants VS Ants
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2018/11/13/ants-plants-symbiosis-evolution/#.W_HrURZOmaO
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/11/07/1719794115
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Politics Segment: Trump Fires At the Border
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/11/14/flake-coons-border-troops-stunt-989876
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/11/trump-troops-border-caravan-stunt
https://www.patheos.com/blogs/dispatches/2018/11/23/trump-approves-use-of-force-by-troops-at-the-border/
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/11/21/white-house-approves-use-of-force-some-law-enforcement-roles-for-border-troops/?fbclid=IwAR0-Q-Bect6SOr25GZv5R-y7shZTh_kk7kQg8OsuG1G_IcNLJrF_Lyq583w
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/us-closes-major-crossing-as-caravan-migrants-mass-at-border-in-mexico/2018/11/25/f94aabe0-f0ea-11e8-99c2-cfca6fcf610c_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ea4652f5e6e1
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/11/25/children-screaming-and-coughing-mayhem-trump-border-patrol-fires-tear-gas-mexico
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/trump-has-no-legal-authority-to-make-asylum-seekers-stay-in-mexico
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Quicksaves Segment
Hanna: Hitchens starts his war!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA57_Pjqf_0
Tanner: Dogs love high pitched voices?
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43315466
https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2018/research/dog-speak-important-for-social-bonding/

Cellar Door Skeptics 153: Thankskilling the Ranked Choice Ballot

Cellar Door Skeptics is back this week with a full installment of mayhem and conversations. Join the duo as they talk about their new segment highlighting local businesses who make a difference locally. They also talk about Rank Choice Voting and the pros and cons that come along with this different type of voting measure. The move on to their science segment of the week where they discuss Hanna’s favorite science segment, Crispr, and a new discovery that maybe or maybe not set the project back. They end the show talking about their Quick Saves this week. While Hanna talks about his love of watching engineering videos, Tanner throws it back to a discussion about Thanks Killing the holiday horror extravaganza of a Thanks Giving Horror Movie. Don’t miss out on the laughter this week along with the knowledgeable conversations.

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Intro: Local community focus of the week
https://www.miwf.org/about/primary-initiatives/
https://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20180424/news/658871/michigan-womens-foundation-rebrands-to-michigan-women-forward

Segment: Ranked Choice ballot
https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/maines-pioneering-ranked-choice-election-likely-to-catch-on-nationally/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHRPMJmzBBw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNxwMdI8OWw

Science Segment Crispr Update
https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2018/11/412356/new-slice-tool-can-massively-expand-immune-systems-cancer-fighting-repertoire
https://xconomy.com/boston/2018/10/29/pre-existing-immunity-to-crispr-found-in-96-of-people-in-study/

Quick Saves:
Tanner: Thanks Killing
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1129441/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ThanksKilling
Hanna: How a Transmission Works (Manual)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOLtS4VUcvQ

Cellar Door Skeptics 150: Farming the Blue Vote and Gerrymandering Prop 2

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As promised Cellar Door Skeptics returns this week with more local politics. The team engages with some anti-prop 2 articles, reviews the positive reasons to vote Yes on Prop 2, and talks about how gerrymandering has harmed Michigan. They work through some articles and audio that was pulled from public radio stations in Michigan for being to false in their message.

The next segment they meet with Mark Ludwig running for 80th District Representative in the Allegan, Fennville, and surrounding areas. They discuss his farming business, and why he has decided to start work as a Representative for Michigan. The discussion ranges from education, to ethical farming, and an all around talk about how Mark will bring his humanistic beliefs into local politics.

The show closes with the new segment Quick Saves. This week Hanna talks about an article about swarming mosquitoes and Tanner talks about his experience with his daughter seeing Spirited Away.

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Links
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https://www.bridgemi.com/public-sector/5-concerns-about-michigans-redistricting-proposal-and-what-make-them
https://www.bridgemi.com/guest-commentary/opinion-redistricting-proposal-confusing-and-bad-michigan?fbclid=IwAR0O9XKAaCCTHPEjnVM5sK7aY1RGeMGaPk9fpdxkN-0rLpNcLwucpnolfZA
https://www.votersnotpoliticians.com/language
https://www.votersnotpoliticians.com/faq
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Mark Ludwig for 80th District Representative
https://www.facebook.com/LudwigForMI80th/
https://www.ludwigforallegan.net/
https://secure.campaigncontributions.net/64410/Contribute-to-MARK-LUDWIG
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Quick Saves
Hanna – https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/microsoft/4524578/Bill-Gates-unleash-swarm-of-mosquitoes-at-TED-2009.html
Tanner – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245429/
https://www.fathomevents.com/events/studio-ghibli-fest-2018-spirited-away

Cellar Door Skeptics 149: Changing the Political Landscape with Ron, Garnet, and Jerry

The local political discussion continues with Cellar Door Skeptics as they interview politics at the local level who will help make a difference in our society. The GOP continues to want to claim states rights is the only way to go. Well we feel we need to fight back by taking local politics back while moving Michigan from a hazy red toward a strong blue. The wave is coming and without your voice, we can not change society to be more progressive without you.

This week we talk with Ron Draayer running for office in the 72 district, Garnet Lewis in the 26th District, and Jerry in the 89th district. The common theme we talk about is helping the populous of Michigan, while continuing to help those in need. Each candidate focuses on how they can help shape Michigan to be more humanistic in their values while protecting minorities and creating as fair a landscape as possible.

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Segment: Ron Draayer Michigan State Representative for District 72
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/committee-to-elect-ron-draayer
https://www.rondraayer.com/
https://www.facebook.com/RonForStateRep/

Segment: Garnet Lewis Michigan State Senator for District 26
https://www.facebook.com/GarnetLewisforStateSenate/
https://www.garnetlewisforstatesenate.com/
https://www.garnetlewisforstatesenate.com/support-us

Segment: Jerry Sias Michigan State House Dist 89
https://www.jerrysiasmi89th.com/
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jerrysiasmi89th
https://www.facebook.com/bluecollar89/

Quick Save
Hanna – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj6XAvuRn4Q
Tanner – https://www.facebook.com/1231683663/posts/10217447499759372/

Cellar Door Skeptics 148: Schipper and Banks Putting the D in Democrat

By now you know that the show is discussing local politics and the importance of getting out to vote this November. This week the duo interview candidates in Tanner’s district in Ottawa County. Tanner meets with both candidates to talk about their stories, their desire to improve our society, and what got them into politics. This week is special as Tanner connects with people who affect his local community and the communities around him.

They talk through healthcare in Michigan with an emphasis on Mental Health and how Michigan could be better at working through their issues with healthcare. But the meat of the episode is when Tanner talks with both guests on their entry into politics, how they are more humanistic than the GOP counterparts, while continuing to work toward the electorate.

This episode mixes their personal beliefs with challenges for the candidates they endorse to try and work toward a way to keep them honest while fixing the immediate problems Michigan has.

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Segment: Jeanette Schipper for Senate
https://www.facebook.com/JeanetteSchipperStateSenate
http://www.jeanetteforsenate.com/
jeanetteforsenate@gmail.com
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jeanette#social
https://youtu.be/_DZ5PX92zN4
Segment: Christopher Banks for House Representative
https://sites.google.com/view/cbanksforthe90th/home
https://www.facebook.com/cbanksfor90th/
Ottawa County Democrats
https://www.facebook.com/OttawaDems/
www.ottawadems.com
Quick Saves
Tanner:
https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/9opcif/wp_every_time_you_eat_meat_you_view_the_entire/
http://www.robinhobb.com/novels/
Hanna: The Thing Gets Frozen
https://streamable.com/yqgov
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqVbOSEsJNo

Cellar Door Skeptics 147: Early Prevention with the Blue Wave Vaccine, Featuring Heidi Zuniga

Cellar Door Skeptics has started the push to help give a voice to the local candidates running for office in Michigan. They start their series talking with the candidates that will make a difference if elected into office this year.

The series kicks off by talking with Democrat, Mother, and Teacher Heidi Zuniga. We talk a look at the 88th district and the changes that Heidi could bring to help decrease the amount of Red we all see in our state. She is facing off against Luke Meerman, an ultra conservative Republican who has a hard time working for women’s rights while using his status, money, and friends to help get him a seat on the ticket this November.

We talk with Heidi about the beginning of her campaign, what she is doing to better her community, and why we should work toward voting in grassroots campaigns that care about the constituents without succumbing to large corporate interests.

Check out a down to earth women who deserves your vote this November.

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Links
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https://www.zunigaformi.com/
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/zuniga18
https://www.facebook.com/HeidZuniga/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1605330073099320/
https://www.hudsonvilleevents.com/urban-hayday
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https://www.facebook.com/OttawaDems/
www.ottawadems.com
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https://www.ailantha.com/blog/the-grad-student-the-archivist-and-mitch-mcconnells-wife
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_McConnell
https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/MVIC

Ottawa County Democrats
https://www.facebook.com/OttawaDems/
www.ottawadems.com

Quick Save
https://www.ailantha.com/blog/the-grad-student-the-archivist-and-mitch-mcconnells-wife
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_McConnell
https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/MVIC

Cellar Door Skeptics 145: Demon Rats Summon Brett Kavanagh from the Dead

“In the immortal words of BMO: Sometimes life is scary and dark. That is why we must find the light.”

Cellar Door Skeptics takes a serious turn this week looking at the Brett Kavanagh situation and some the ridiculous arguments people are using to try and demonize those who support the women he abused. We look into why people feel the need to try and minimize women like they have been doing for thousands of years while looking at why this is NOT a witch hunt but society starting to come to terms with how we need to change how we treat women. They side step into a science segment on a new discovery of how a new non-toxic glue could help revolutionize the toxic waste our societies produce. The shows last segment covers China’s new social credit score. Chris Squared discuss amongst themselves their hesitancy toward this new policy all while Hanna poses a solution that Tanner does not quite agree with. This segment they talk through the pro’s and con’s of Hanna’s solution while looking at alternative ways to help deter the problematic parts of the internet. The show’s final note rings true with a new quick segment called “Quick Save” where they discuss an article or circumstance that they each quick saved and looked back on later as a new idea that made them stop and think while appreciating life a little bit more.

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Links
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Kauvengh’s Lies and Demon Rat Problem
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=demonrat
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/09/23/christine-blasey-ford-letter-alleged-assault-brett-kavanaugh/1406932002/
https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/18/politics/ford-letter-fbi/index.html
https://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/406933-schumer-senate-must-postpone-vote-on-kavanaugh
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/24/business/brett-kavanaugh-yearbook-renate.html
https://abc7news.com/politics/brett-kavanaughs-yale-roommate-says-he-believes-second-accuser/4330055/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/09/24/new-kavanaugh-allegation-is-precarious-legal-ground-former-sex-crimes-prosecutors-say/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8d3141486c41

Science of Underwater Glue
https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2018/Q3/is-your-furniture-putting-you-at-risk-for-cancer-underwater-glue-could-provide-safer,-sustainable-solution-for-100-billion-industries.html
https://youtu.be/rhblikR3SBU
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/adsu.201700159

Chinese Social Credit System
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Credit_System
https://www.forbes.com/sites/audreymurrell/2018/07/31/pushing-the-ethical-boundaries-of-big-data-a-look-at-chinas-social-credit-scoring-system/#5091ddf125e5
https://www.coursera.org/lecture/data-science-ethics/case-study-social-credit-scores-7TBhz
https://www.newstatesman.com/world/asia/2018/04/no-china-isn-t-black-mirror-social-credit-scores-are-more-complex-and-sinister#amp

Quick Save the Universe
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riemann_hypothesis
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2180504-riemann-hypothesis-likely-remains-unsolved-despite-claimed-proof/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium_Prize_Problems
https://www.polygon.com/2018/9/4/17819856/adventure-time-finale-ending-marceline-princess-bubblegum
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Credit_System
https://www.forbes.com/sites/audreymurrell/2018/07/31/pushing-the-ethical-boundaries-of-big-data-a-look-at-chinas-social-credit-scoring-system/#5091ddf125e5
https://mashable.com/2018/08/12/adventure-time-series-finale-song-rebecca-sugar/#hM4FwgBlHSq3

Cellar Door Skeptics 144: Before Orion

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This week Cellar Door Skeptics is coming at you with a fresh episode while changing up their normal discussion. The episode starts with some friendly banter about a “Non” ruling by the supreme court on the disclosure of donors to a Non Profit Organization. They talk through what it could mean for those who donate and if we should be worried. The meat of the show though is an interview with Bernie Taylor. Bernie Taylor is the author of Before Orion a discussion on Monomyths and how religion could all be related. “Before Orion explores a deeper root for this monomyth by looking at how hunter-gatherers viewed themselves within the natural and spiritual worlds through Paleolithic cave art from 40,000 years ago.” This interview was very interesting and provided a unique perspective on the origins of religion.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/political-nonprofits-must-now-name-many-of-their-donors-under-federal-court-ruling-after-supreme-court-declines-to-intervene/2018/09/18/851ea210-bb72-11e8-9812-a389be6690af_story.html
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www.beforeorion.com
Twitter: @BeforeOrion
Instagram: beforeorion
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BeforeOrion/
YouTube: beforeoriondotcom
https://youtu.be/WyiIdxpw-WU
https://youtu.be/93q7Z1CB3Yw
https://youtu.be/jM__j-YuM1U

Cellar Door Skeptics 143: The Costs of War with Zach Law

Cellar Door Skeptics has a special guest this week joining them to talk through the topics they selected this week. Zach Law from the Zachrilegecast Podcast joins us to talk about his show, his 9/11 experience, the costs of war since 9/11, Dan Brown’s book Origin, and the 2018 Michigan ballot initiatives. Zach drinks some local beers from Michigan while trying to help keep the duo in line as they navigate through this busy week. Join them for an amazing time talking about things that matter to all of us while Zach brings the comedic relief for the week.

Make sure to check out Zach’s awesome podcast @ https://zachrilege.podbean.com/.

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Guest Zach Law
https://zachrilege.podbean.com/
https://www.facebook.com/zachrilegecast/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoHo6xkuJPqq93Ag_2tkrtw/feed?disable_polymer=1

Segment: 9/11 Cost of Wars
https://watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/files/cow/imce/papers/2018/Cappella%20Zielinski_June%202018_War%20Financing%20and%20Inequality.pdf
https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/09/cost-wars-iraq-afghanistan/499007/
http://specials.myajc.com/zach-law/
https://zachrilege.podbean.com/e/zachrilege-cast-159-my-911-personal-journey/

Segment: Love Letter to Atheists and Agnostics
http://danbrown.com/origin/
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origin_(Brown_novel)
https://www.amazon.com/Origin-Robert-Langdon-Dan-Brown/dp/0739319264/ref=nodl_

Segment: What’s on the Michigan ballot in November
https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8723-428570–,00.html
http://www.michiganradio.org/post/these-are-ballot-proposals-michiganders-will-vote-november
https://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2018/09/michigans_2018_ballot_initiati.